(VIDEO) The Sentinel has seen a good deal of discussion about the Washington State Supreme Court Hirst Desision. Rep. Jaquline Maycumber has introduced two bills in response to that decision and discusses them in this “Video” interview.
KITCO 2037 Comp Plan Development Timeline Copy of Comprehensive Plan Timeline vsn 1 3-16-17(1490)
By: Jim Herbert ~ The Washington State Growth Management Act of 1993 was approved by the Legislature to control growth through policy and zoning. It has worked by concentrating development and preserving agricultural areas and open space. In contrast, however, It has failed to provide sustainable affordable housing. The control of water rights has a […]
Let’s cut through the “mud” in this Hirst decision about water and find out what it does to you if you own a piece of property in Kittitas County-staff. Vested Rights and the Hirst Decision Whatcom County v. Hirst raises a number of questions, many of which I addressed in my earlier posts. One outstanding […]
Whatcom County family farmers are have made gains in water efficiency, but are hindered by Washinton state’s “use it or lose it law.” The 1917 water code included a provision that water rights granted to a farmer could be withdrawn if the farmer did not demonstrate beneficial use of that water in a five year […]